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To be fair, while I strongly oppose his views and actions on fossil fuels vs. renewable energy, the CEFC could fund research into other technologies. Wind is already reasonably well-developed, and by forcing the CEFC away from it there could be a focus on things that may be unlikely to otherwise see interest from private industry. However, it'd still be nice to see more investment into things like wind without a prime minister who wants to reduce the number of the "visually awful" wind farms.

mossballs  ·  2548 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Pro Git Book

I learned git mainly through personal projects, but some things that have really solidified my understanding were The Eudyptula Challenge and just contributing to software on GitHub. This kinda stuff let me play with branches, various types of checkout, interactive adds, rebasing, etc.

mossballs  ·  2551 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Multiple Grouped Feeds (for Domains/Users/Tags)

I think the other distinction is that multireddits have some notion of curation – you can create, name and share them. In comparison, collections of reddits (via the + character) are somewhat ad-hoc and just allow you to group content.

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mossballs  ·  2553 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Some good background info on telegram.org. Do you use it? Why or why not?

That's true... I don't have a facebook account and I'd rather they not know anything about me from me directly. They probably know some stuff from people I know (contact trawling, etc.).

mossballs  ·  2553 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Some good background info on telegram.org. Do you use it? Why or why not?

Wasn't there something about Facebook messenger not requiring an account now: http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2015/06/sign-up-for-messenger-without-a-facebook-account/ ? You can just use your phone number, similar to Telegram.

I too use Telegram, but nobody else I know does...It's a shame, because the web app and phone app are both really pleasant to use!

mossballs  ·  2553 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are some nice HTML5/Flash/Web games I can play on my computer?

Wow, this is surprisingly complex. I'm really enjoying it!

mossballs  ·  2553 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are some nice HTML5/Flash/Web games I can play on my computer?

Massively multiplayer minesweeper in Minefield

mossballs  ·  2554 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What is your favourite mug?

Stacking is a definite plus, and often overlooked in the mug world. Seems like it's kinda small (230mL)? Perhaps more importantly, how's that handle?

mossballs  ·  2555 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Teaching myself Physics, what would you suggest?

What does Medical Physics involve? I'm in Earth Physics myself, and I love the way it's affected how I think about and analyse things.

mossballs  ·  2555 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Server Stats

There's a link to arc down the bottom, which is the same language that powers Hacker News, but it'd be interesting to see a bit more than just that.

mossballs  ·  2556 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Greetings!

Hey buddy, welcome! I only just joined too. I'm kind of sick of the drama and superficiality of reddit. I guess at some point everything devolves into memes and quick one-liners to try to get some karma. It's a bit disheartening when you see somebody's thoughtful reply sitting with only a couple of points, while jokes making fun of how technical that comment is see hundreds of points and even guildings! It seems like this place has the focus on longer-form content, and longevity of discussions, which I think is ideal.